The Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (“JNC”) announces two vacancies: one vacancy for a Circuit Court Judge position created by the retirement of Judge Krista Marx, and one vacancy for a County Court Judge position created by the resignation of Judge Sandra Bosso-Pardo. The JNC has been asked to provide Governor Ron DeSantis with nominees for both vacancies by August 14, 2021.
Qualifications of Applicants:
Applicants must be able to fulfill the Constitutional qualifications for circuit court and county court judges described in Article V, Section 8 of the Florida Constitution.
Instructions for Submission:
1) The current Judicial Application form must be used and can be found at https://www.flgov.com/judicial-and-judicial-nominating-commission-information/. Applicants should ensure they are using the correct and current form.
2) Applications must be in .pdf form and submitted as follows: (i) one original copy of the application, including all attachments, (ii) one redacted copy of the application, including all attachments, excluding all exempt information under Chapter 119 of the Florida Statutes or other applicable public records law. The two .pdf files should be named in a “last name.first name” format. For example: Jane Smith should submit two files named: (1) Smith.Jane.pdf and (2) Smith.Jane-REDACTED.pdf.
Each electronic application, including exhibits, must be a single pdf file. No paper applications will be accepted.
3) The deadline for submission of the completed application is 1:00 p.m., July 14, 2021. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. Both the original and redacted electronic applications must be submitted by email to email@example.com. Please state in your email whether you are applying for the Circuit Court Judge vacancy, the County Court Judge vacancy, or both vacancies.
Please ensure the Application is complete, including all required responses (including references, case style and contact information regarding recent cases, and class standing and degree information regarding education), and all required attachments (writing sample, financial disclosure, photograph). Incomplete applications may not be considered.
The JNC will publish on the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s website www.palmbeachbar.org and Governor Ron DeSantis’ judicial webpage https://www.flgov.com/judicial-and-judicial-nominating-commission-information/ the date and location of any interviews that the JNC chooses to conduct. The JNC anticipates that any interviews will be held the week of August 9, 2021.
All JNC proceedings are open to the public, except for deliberations. Applications are not confidential. If an applicant is nominated, all materials attached to the original application will be submitted to the Governor.
A list of members of the Fifteenth Circuit JNC is available at https://www.flgov.com/judicial-and-judicial-nominating-commission-information/.Members of the bench, the Bar, and the public are urged to contact the members of the Commission concerning applicants for judicial positions.
If you have any questions, please call Mr. Harvey at (561) 303-2918, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org